Bland winner in Lichfield

Posted by David Boothroyd
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5 years ago / January 31, 2014

The latest information about local electoral matters is as follows:

East of England

East Midlands

London

  • Bexley borough council: Vacancy in Sidcup ward after the resignation of Conservative councillor Jackie Evans, due to ill health. No byelection will be held to replace her.
  • Brent borough council: Vacancy in Dudden Hill ward after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Rev David Clues, who has been living and working in Brighton since December 2011.
  • Havering borough council: Vacancy in Rainham and Wennington ward after the disqualification of Independent Resident councillor Mark Logan, who did not attend any meetings of the council in six months. As it is less than six months to the full council elections, there will be no byelection.
  • Lewisham borough council: Vacancy in Evelyn ward after the death of Labour councillor Sam Owalabi-Oluyole. As his term had less than six months to run, there will be no byelection.
  • Corporation of London: There are three vacancies on the non-partisan Common Council. Castle Baynard ward has a vacancy after the resignation of Ray Catt, and the wardmote has been scheduled for 7 February with polling on Monday 10 February. Portsoken ward has a vacancy after the resignation of Shadique Gani, for which a notice of election will be published on 18 February. Cheap ward has a vacancy after the death of Robin Eve. All terms end in 2017.
  • Waltham Forest borough council: Vacancy in Higham Hill ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Geoff Hammond. As the vacancy occurred within six months of the end of the term, no byelection will be held.

North East

North West

  • Blackpool council: There are two vacancies. Hawes Side ward has a seat vacant after the death of former Mayor and Labour councillor Norman Hardy. Layton ward has a seat vacant after the resignation of Labour councillor John Boughton. Both terms end in 2015.
  • Bury borough council: Byelection on 6 March in Ramsbottom ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Joanne Columbine, who was elected on the Returning Officer’s casting vote after the drawing of lots. Term ends 2015.
  • Cheshire East council: Vacancy in Crewe West ward after the death of Labour councillor Peter Nurse. Term ends 2015.
  • Cumbria county council: Vacancy in Carlisle Belle Vue division after the death of veteran Labour councillor Ian Stockdale. Term ends 2017.
  • Fylde borough council: Vacancy in St John’s ward after the death of the Deputy Mayor, Kath Harper, who was elected as an Independent candidate sponsored by the Ratepayers’ Association. Term ends 2015.
  • Knowsley borough council: Vacancy in Longview ward after the resignation of Labour councillor Diane Reid, who has been convicted of driving while under the influence. Term ends 2015.
  • Preston city council: Vacancy in Fishwick ward after the death of Labour councillor Tom Burns. As his term was due to end in May, he will not be replaced in a byelection.

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber

Wales

  • Cardiff city council: Byelection on 20 February in Canton division after the resignation of Labour councillor Cerys Furlong. Term ends 2017.
  • Conwy county borough council: Byelection on 6 February in Betws yn Rhos division after the resignation of Independent councillor Dr Ahmed Jamil. Term ends 2017.
  • Flintshire county council: There are two vacancies. Mostyn division is vacant after the disqualification of Independent councillor Patrick Heesom. The adjudication panel initially disqualified Heesom in July; the order was stayed by the High Court when Heesom appealed but the stay has since been lifted. Flint Trelawny division has a vacany after the death of Labour councillor Ted Evans. Both terms end in 2017.

Scotland

  • East Ayrshire council: Vacancy in Kilmarnock North ward after the death of Scottish National Party councillor Andrew Hershaw. Term ends 2017. The ruling SNP/Conservative coalition would lose its overall majority if it lost the byelection.
  • Fife council: Impending vacancy in The Lochs ward due to the resignation of Labour councillor Alex Rowley, now Member of the Scottish Parliament for Cowdenbeath. Term ends 2017. It is intended to hold the byelection on 22 May, in conjunction with the European Parliament elections.
  • Highland council: Impending vacancy in Caol and Mallaig ward due to the resignation of Independent councillor Eddie Hunter, expected to take effect in mid to late February. Term ends 2017.
  • Moray council: Gordon Cowie was elected councillor for Buckie ward on 30 January. Like the outgoing councillor he stood as an Independent candidate.